Definition of Motte

1. n. A clump of trees in a prairie.



Definition of Motte

1. Noun. a raised earth mound, often topped with a wooden or stone structure and surrounded with a ditch ¹

2. Noun. (US dialect) A clump of trees in a prairie. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Motte

1. a small growth of trees on a prairie [n -S]

Medical Definition of Motte

1. A clump of trees in a prairie. Origin: Cf. F. Motte a clod, clump, or hillock. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Motte

motorsport
motorsports
motorsportsman
motorsportsmen
motortruck
motortrucks
motorway
motorways
motory
motour
motrix
mots
motser
motsers
motte (current term)
motte and bailey
motted
mottes
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mottier
mottiest
mottis
mottle
mottled
mottled duck
mottled ducks
mottled enamel
mottled mallard
mottled mallards

Literary usage of Motte

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"When the witness got on the ground, he asked La motte if he wanted to cut ... "La motte snapped the gun in my face," and witness began to ran back and was ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"When did you sec M. De la motte again, after the two days? ... How came you to carry a letter from Mr. Lutterloh to M. De la motte, if Lutterloh himself ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1900)
"A motte and a Norman castle. 907. A motte and a Norman castle. 911. Unidentified. 913. ... No motte and no Norman castle. Unidentified. No motte ; a ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1911)
"Shortly thereafter, as the train slowed for Leland, witness asked them to let him get out, La motte holding the knife on him. When the witness got on the ..."

5. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"The irritability which did not show itself in his temper (for he was the most amiable of of the Moderns, seems an easier, but is really a harder, Ln motte. ..."

6. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1906)
"313)-—The motte is destroyed, but an old weaver living now in the village says that it existed in the time of his father, who used to roll stones down it in ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"When the witness got on the ground, he asked La motte if he wanted to cut ... "La motte snapped the gun in my face," and witness began to ran back and was ..."

8. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"When did you sec M. De la motte again, after the two days? ... How came you to carry a letter from Mr. Lutterloh to M. De la motte, if Lutterloh himself ..."

9. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1900)
"A motte and a Norman castle. 907. A motte and a Norman castle. 911. Unidentified. 913. ... No motte and no Norman castle. Unidentified. No motte ; a ..."

10. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1911)
"Shortly thereafter, as the train slowed for Leland, witness asked them to let him get out, La motte holding the knife on him. When the witness got on the ..."

11. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by George Saintsbury (1902)
"The irritability which did not show itself in his temper (for he was the most amiable of of the Moderns, seems an easier, but is really a harder, Ln motte. ..."

12. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1906)
"313)-—The motte is destroyed, but an old weaver living now in the village says that it existed in the time of his father, who used to roll stones down it in ..."

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